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  Project Benefits
The CWB Project can bring the following benefits to the public:
  1. Speedy Route: 5 minutes from Central to Island Eastern Corridor
    It provides an expressway for east-west traffic in Central and Wan Chai to divert the traffic from the commercial centre and alleviate the existing traffic congestion; upon CWB’s commissioning, it will only take about five minutes to travel from Central to Island Eastern Corridor at North Point;

  2. Lower Noise
    It offers an opportunity to provide noise barriers and noise semi-enclosures at the Island Eastern Corridor Link to reduce the noise level and improve the living environment of the nearby residents;

  3. Better Air Quality
    It diverts part of the existing at-grade traffic to underground, and thereby improve the air quality;

  4. Enhanced Water Quality
    It offers an opportunity to remove sludge in the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, thereby improving the water quality;

  5. More Greeneries
    It creates additional space at the harbourfront for the use of recreational grounds and greeneries;

  6. Sustainable City  
    It contributes to the sustainable development of Hong Kong;

  7. More Jobs  
    It creates about 6,400 job opportunities and benefits the local job market.
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